AARP Finds Inadequate Senior Home Options in America

AARP Finds Inadequate Senior Home Options in America

The number of Americans needing long-term care will massively grow in the upcoming years, and researchers have found long-term care is already financially out of reach for many needy seniors. The Association for the Advancement of Retired People recently published a report taking a deep dive into the state of...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 7, 2018

Is the Term 'Senior Citizen' Going Out of Style?

Is the Term 'Senior Citizen' Going Out of Style?

Are you worried about being called a senior citizen? You might not actually be alone in that. People born between 1946 and 1964, commonly known as Baby Boomers, seem to be showing disdain at the idea of being called senior citizens as they enter the golden years. However,...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 7, 2018

Starbucks in Mexico Entirely Staffed by Senior Citizens

Starbucks in Mexico Entirely Staffed by Senior Citizens

In an effort to create a more inclusive workforce, Starbucks has officially opened up a Starbucks in Mexico City ran entirely by Senior Citizens.  There are seven senior employees that are between the age of 55 and 66. Younger staff members are training the elderly employees....

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 6, 2018

Ear Wax Poses Threat to Senior Care Residents

Ear Wax Poses Threat to Senior Care Residents

Long term senior care residents often suffer from an issue not often brought up in health and ageing discussions.  Impacted earwax can fully block an ear canal and poses a larger threat to the older population than any other demographic. As people age, the ear canal...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 6, 2018

Is it the Right Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Is it the Right Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Are you concerned about flu season? It may seem like a long time from now, but that does not mean that it has not already started in some areas. This past week, a 46-year-old mother of three in Florida died due to complications from pneumonia and type A...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 6, 2018

According to a Texas Lawsuit, the Affordable Care Act May be Unconstitutional

According to a Texas Lawsuit, the Affordable Care Act May be Unconstitutional

Today, a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, will finally have its day in a Texas court. The Republicans who brought up the lawsuit say that the health law was made unconstitutional last year when Congress eliminated the penalty in their tax bill. Democrats disagree. They will be...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 5, 2018

Ohio Nursing Home Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Ohio Nursing Home Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Senior citizens in a Dublin, Ohio nursing home were given quite a fright late Monday night.  A man walked into the retirement community and claimed to have put a bomb in the senior home.  The Dublin Police Department later detained the man. The police were called...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 5, 2018

Senior Couple Buries Son 30-Years After Disappearance

Senior Couple Buries Son 30-Years After Disappearance

An elderly couple is finally laying their son to rest more than 30-years after his disappearance.  In 1984, Maximo and Gregoria Cueto found out their son Andres was forcibly taken away from his university dormitory by soldiers. This was during the Andean nation’s fight with the Maoist rebels.  The couple...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 4, 2018

Anti-Aging Breakthrough Could Make Living to 150 Possible

Anti-Aging Breakthrough Could Make Living to 150 Possible

A group of scientists is looking into a new anti-aging option which could prolong human life to up to 150 years by slowing down the aging process.  Researchers from Harvard University and the University of New South Wales have developed a new anti-aging technique which could...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 4, 2018

How SHINE is Benefitting Homeless Elderly

How SHINE is Benefitting Homeless Elderly

As California’s homeless population reaches alarming numbers, one county began a new effort in October 2017 that has proven beneficial in the past several months.  The Sacramento Homeless Information Network Ecosystem (SHINE) is the county government’s widespread response effort that is an online self-service portal that...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 3, 2018

Home Share Programs Match Senior Citizens with Millennials

Home Share Programs Match Senior Citizens with Millennials

With the population aging across the globe, social isolation is increasingly affecting elder populations.  One solution for the senior care industry is to house young students and workers in exchange for participating in the community. Various forms of long-term senior care have begun to work with a younger clientele to...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 3, 2018

61-Year-Old Man Fights Off Shark

61-Year-Old Man Fights Off Shark

Beachside retirement may be getting a little more eventful – and not in a good way. An older man swimming in the ocean off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts this past week got a dangerous surprise when he was bitten in the...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 3, 2018

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